Monday, June 13, 2011

A little of this and a little of that.....

When Gene was here a few weeks ago, we visited a spot in Portland that we had never seen before. It is the Bishop's Close.... A park that was designed by the man who designed Central Park in New York City. It was privately owned until the late 50's and was donated to the Episcopal Church.....Above is a photo of the house and a bit of the grounds. It is well worth seeing if you are ever in the Portland area. It is so GREEN here right now. Everything has that new spring green.....much more vibrant than San Diego at this time of year.

I am busy packing up my apartment. I will be on a plane back home in a week. This was the first time in my life that I have ever lived alone.....I got used to my own time schedule and it will be a bit of an adjustment to revert back.....:))))) Do you think that Gene will mind that I am reading until 1:30 am???? ...or making a dinner of popcorn and apples?????? ...and it will be back to cleaning 3 bathrooms instead of 1. That will be a shock to the old system...:) My little apartment doesn't have nearly as much space to mess up.

The Folk Branches Mystery Stitchery is still going on at The Country Loft....Here is a peek at June and July blocks. For the past several weeks I have been working on wool versions of all of the blocks. I love doing designs in both mediums. It is my goal to finish them all before I move. ....and then put them into a quilt of their own!

Thanks everyone for all of your comments on my last post. It has been so great to know that people are praying all over the world for Megan.

Love to you all....Jo Ann

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Great News!

I have spent all morning trying to download photos onto my blog....but for some reason it just isn't working! .......But I wanted to let you all know that last Friday Megan got some great news! The "Ippy" is doing it's job and there has been some shrinkage of the tumors in her well as no growth in any of her tumors and no new lesions. We are so excited with these results. In 8 weeks they will scan again. So we are in a "wait and see" mode.

As soon as school is out for Nick, I will be heading back to San Diego. I am busy packing up my apartment and making arrangements to return all the furniture, etc. that I have been borrowing. Megan and John and the kids are busy making plans for the family and summer.

I want to thank all of you again for all your prayers and kind words.....Please keep those prayers coming for continued success ...... we hope that this is just the start.

Hugs to you all......Jo Ann